Archive | August, 2012

No GMO bro!

23 Aug


The hottest trend in the natural products and organics industry has been the fight to control GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in our food supply. The fundamental question posed has been whether or not GMOs sold in stores should be labeled for consumer transparency.

The Just Label It campaign being petitioned across California has garnered national buzz and could lay the groundwork for future laws in other states regarding GMOs in respect to their need to be labeled or not (

Seems like a no-brainer, right? We have essentially no clue how GMOs impact human health and longterm effects so why not label them in the interest of safety and transparency.

What we do know:

  • GMOs contribute 400 million pounds of additional pesticides to the environment annually (
  • More than 40 countries around the world, including Japan, China and all of Europe, have made it necessary to label all GMOs as such and even banned them from production
  • The Center for Food Safety, filed a petition (Docket FDA 2011-P-0723-001/CP) calling on the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered foods (6 months created149,967 public comments)
  • More than 91% of Americans want them labeled!

Let me be clear, the notion of using science and innovation to solve world problems is something I am fundamentally in favor of, but at the same time, creating one of the most massive scale human and environmental experiments in history just seems unfair without further research. At the very least, give consumers a choice to use their hard earned dollars to vote for the products they desire.

One things for sure, I will do what is in my own power to commit to being a “No GMO bro,” at least until more is discovered, and spend my dollars accordingly.

Always going for glory!